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Davenport, Iowa: Market Report For November 2010!

Quad Cities Favorite REALTOR®

Lucky Lang
November 2010
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Knowledge Is Power When
You Buy A House


  If you are going to spend top dollar for a house, you want a golden goose and not a turkey.
      Now, that doesn't mean the house has to be perfect. You are going to spend some money after you move in -- industry experts say an average of $6,000 within the first six months -- but wouldn't you rather focus on new curtains, paint and additional storage than on a furnace or a new roof?
      Although sellers cringe merely at the mention of it, and some residential builders continue to set up obstacles to it, you should not forgo a professional home inspection by a reliable inspector.
      By reliable, we are talking about inspectors who belong to associations

Mortgage Rates
U.S. averages as of October 28, 2010:

30 yr. fixed:   4.23%
15 yr. fixed:   3.66%
1 yr. adj:        3.30%
30 yr. jumbo:  6.98%



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that establish strict requirements for membership, including professional experience, as well as standards for inspection.
      The American Society of Home Inspectors and the National Association of Home Inspectors are two such groups. Each maintains a list of members on its
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Four Questions Help Determine Improve vs. Move

     The walls are closing in. Your teenagers are warring over closet space and you long to have a real office room instead of camping out at the kitchen table. What's the best solution? Should you improve the house or move to another?
      The answers to four primary questions are a good place to start in the dilemma to improve the house or purchase another. Homeowners who are happy with their current neighborhood and school district (usually the top two owner' priorities) are wise to weigh answers to the following:
      1. How long do you intend to keep the house?
      This initial question has impact on several levels. First, it makes little financial sense to pour money into a house only to sell it. Second, if you've ever lived around and through a remodeling project, you know that the emotional upheaval you suffer during construction needs to be offset by enjoying the benefits once the improvements are complete. CONTINUED >>>




Kitchen Remodeling Trends

     If you're shopping for a new home, chances are, whether you cook or not, the kitchen is an area of great interest. The bathroom is also likely high on the list to inspect. That's because we spend a lot of time in both of these rooms, socializing and taking care of the, ahem, important stuff.
      These two areas of homes are so vital that there's even an association to educate, certify industry professionals, and promote ideas for these rooms. The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), founded in 1963 as The American Institute of Kitchen Dealers, has nearly 40,000 members. Earlier this year it released its top trends for kitchens and bathrooms for 2010.
      Finding what you like in a home is most important but if you're considering a resale in the future, understanding what appeals to the masses can help. Here, then, is a look at some of the top trends from NKBA.
      Concealed Kitchens. This doesn't mean that you walk into a home and can't find the kitchen. Instead, the kitchen area blends with other areas of the home. Formal dining spaces often aren't used much. But when a home has a kitchen that opens to a great room, it allows far more flexibility for people's lives. What may be concealed are items such as commonly used appliances. CONTINUED >>>



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Five Tips to Increase Your Home's Appeal

     Selling your home can be like a single person trying to get the attention of a prospective date--got to clean up, pour on the charm, and emphasize all those great assets.
      However, if you can't get the prospective candidate to even notice you (or, in this case, your home), there sure won't be a date and that goes for the selling of your home, too (no closing date).
      There's been much written about staging homes, adding curb appeal, clearing clutter, even adding subtle fragrances to help put prospective buyers in the mood. When it comes to getting a home noticed, especially in these market conditions, you'll want to pay close attention to get the deal done before the end of the year.
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Lucky Lang, REALTOR®,SRES®,RFC
E-mail: Lucky6769031@gmail.com
Web: http://www.LuckyLang.com
(563) 676-9031

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(563) 823-2213
3211 E 35th St. Ct.
Davenport, IA 52807


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Comment balloon 2 commentsLucky Lang • November 27 2010 08:08AM

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Good tips important for today's homebuyer and seller. Your newsletter format is an interesting way to provide extra information in one post. And yes it is critical to tell the difference between a home that is a "golden goose" and a "turkey."

Posted by Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker, Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM (Hello Realty Partners) about 8 years ago

Emily,

Yes it is!

Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Lucky :)

Posted by Lucky Lang, Marco Island & Naples Florida Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty Marco Island) about 8 years ago

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